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Frothy smoothies!

edited November 2012 in Food Preparation

Whenever I make a smoothie it comes out frothy- why is that?


  • I think it's just the oxygen bubbles sent up by your blender while it works. I noticed in the past that happened primarily when the smoothie was more watery than thick and creamy

  • I wasn't adding much water, or I thought I wasn't...the froth doesn't go after either. I'll try adding less water/juice and see if it stops happening! Thanks. I thought smoothie making would be easy lol. Mine look nothing like the photos in the booklet that came with it.

  • The only time I ever have this happen is when I am using a heavy amount of fresh greens and water as the base. Doesn't happen when I use a greens powder. I think it has to do with the break down of the cell wall in the greens. Do you happen to have a VitaMix? I ask because it will break down the cell wall a lot more than a regular blender. I don't recall this ever happening before when I had a smaller, less powerful blender.

  • It is a smoothie maker and I only have been putting fruit in it Caleb. It isn't an expensive one- it was about £15. I picked some blackberries on the way home and plan to put them in with some fruit I'l get in my organic order tommorrow.I'll use less water and see how it goes!

  • Yeah try less water although i feel at times its the actual blender/juicer my old phillips juicer used to do this all the time leaving a horrible veggie froth on top that had to be sivved off.


  • Are you putting too much into your blender at one time? This is the only time I get frothy smoothies. Try splitting your smoothie in half and see if that helps. :)

    If it doesn't, you may just be over-blending and in that case probably need a more powerful blender.



  • The one I made 2 days ago was better- I put the fruit in (it wasn't a lot) blended it- then added soem red grape juice and blended again. The fruit didn't go that smooth - my friend thought it might be either because it is a cheap smoothie maker or that I needed to blend longer. I'll keep practising! ;)

  • I added red grapes for the first time to my usual berry smoothie and it was slightly frothy must be something to do with the water content as i lowered the water i add the next time and it was less frothy.


  • Did it taste nice though? I like red grapes with berries. :)

  • It was nice greenwood although not as nice as just the berries, i usually do a pack of blueberries, around 15 strawberries and a pack of raspberries. Sometimes i alternate blackberries in. Id say it was more watery which kind of made it not as good as just the berries.

    I dont digest bananas well sadly so berries are my staple for smoothies.


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